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Review: The Billionaries by Calista Fox

Billionaires coverTitle: The Billionaires

Author: Calista Fox

Genre: Erotic Romance

Series: Lover’s Triangle (Book #1)

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

Format: Paperback, 336 Pages

ISBN-10: 1250096405 (St.Martin’s Griffin)

ISBN-13: 978-1250096401 (St.Martin’s Griffin)

Reviewed by: Roxanne

Synopsis:

100 Shades of Sin…

In The Billionaires, Calista Fox delivers a sexy and sensuous friends-to-lovers tale with a delicious love triangle twist.

Jewel Catalano, Rogen Angelini, and Vin D’Angelo had been childhood best friends, spending every possible moment with one another. Rogen became her first love, the first one to show her what pleasure could be. Until a volatile feud erupted between their powerful California wine country families and she and Rogen were torn apart from each other. What she didn’t expect was to find comfort and passion like she had never known in Vin’s arms and bed. But when that too ended in disaster, Jewel moved to San Francisco to work for the Catalano empire. Years later, a series of daring acquisitions brings Jewel back to River Cross, the hometown where Rogen and Vin have recently returned as well. Jewel has the curves, the smarts, and the success to bring any man to his knees—especially the two men who remained best friends and still burn to possess her.

Mixing family business with erotic pleasure ignites a smoldering love triangle. But in order to pull off the bold deal that will build the trios’ own legacy and to stay in their heady, sensual paradise, they must discover what true love really is—or lose everything their hearts’ desire, in The Billionaires by Calista Fox.

Quick & Dirty: One woman in love with two men, this can’t end well or can it?

Opening Sentence: “You realize you’re crashing the Angelinis’ party, despite having an invitation.”

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Jewel was in love with Rogen until their parent’s feud tore them apart. Then Vin happened until one day he just left her with no word. Breaking her heart, and she hasn’t seen either of them in seven years and is trying her hardest to pretend that she isn’t in love with either of them, much less both of them. When she crashes Rogen’s parent’s party she has no intention of even seeing them, but Rogen is the first person she runs into at his family’s house.

Luckily his father ruins that reunion before it can explode. She also slaps Vin when she first sees him ruining that reunion. But then Rogen pulls her aside and everything explodes. She catches Vin watching them having sex and she knows she isn’t done with him yet. Rogen later confirms the rumors that the two of them have women together. After she has sex with Vin while trying to clear the air, Jewel knows that for her both of them are it.

Can she convince them that being together with both of them is what she wants? Will they be able to have her like they have had other women without jealousy tearing all of their relationships apart? Can they fix their parent’s feud?

This book is hot and steamy. I wondered if I was going to get a love triangle, but when the boys confessed they had been with other women before, I knew this was going to be a triangle of another sort. I am not sure I am a total fan of how it all went down. It seemed like the past was super full of secrets and lies. I wasn’t sure that they would really legit be able to work through that stuff and have a real relationship.

However, the author tackled that stuff like a pro, she addressed and laid it to bed in such a manner that was totally believable. I liked the three of them together, it isn’t “normal” but hey, if you aren’t hurting, lying, or cheating who am I to judge. It totally makes for a hot book with a lot of steamy scenes. I can’t wait to see what or who the next book features!

Notable Scene:

Because Jewel believed in Rogen enough to know that he would never cheat her out of a transaction. She had a lifetime of reasons to rely on that intuition and one more that had occurred this evening because he’d come her to warn her about his father’s intentions. Rogen sacrificed a bit of family loyalty and integrity.

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FTC Advisory: St. Martin’s Griffin/Macmillan provided me with a copy of The Billionaires. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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